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May 6, 2003 12:34:45 PM

Hello,

I have a problem with scandisk in WINXP PRO.
The system desperately wants t check my C: drive but when he starts scannings the system hangs at 0%. If i cancel the scan before he starts everything is fine. What could be the problem? It is a fresh installed Windows.

Greetzzz...

Jodel

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May 6, 2003 7:51:05 PM

Use the <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=160963" target="_new">CHKNTFS</A> utility at the command prompt to exclude the volume that contains the OS from being checked by the autochk.exe program.

The easiest way to reach the command prompt is to go to Start\Run and type cmd.exe

Toey

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May 6, 2003 8:20:44 PM

Thnx,

This article says it is for:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0

Does it also work for XP?
C: is still FAT 32 (I need it to be FAT 32 for certain programs)

Greetzzz...

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May 6, 2003 9:16:34 PM

Yes, it will run on Windows XP ... the posted article from MS is just not a new one. Nearly any embedded command line utility in Win2K will also run in WinXP (and vice versa). And despite the <i>name</i> of the utility (which is somewhat misleading), it will allow you to specify whether or not Autochk.exe is scheduled, and it will work with FAT, FAT32, and NTFS file systems.

If you go to Start\Help and Support, and type in CHKNTFS, you'll find all the information necessary to use the utility, and that it is fully supported by the OS, and will work with your file system.

This <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?u..." target="_new">link</A> provides nearly identical information.

By the way, what programs are you running that require FAT32 in order to function correctly? I can't think of many programs that will run in WinXP, but still would require an older file system.

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May 7, 2003 10:41:47 PM

It works perfect!

No more undesired scans...

The fat32 thing was for Partition Magic. The program once crashed while partitioning. I had to do it in dos or something and install windows me to cure the program.. that os doesnt recognize NTFS so i had to format C: anyway...
Now I keep C: on FAT 32 until i have a new hd (soon) because there are alot of damaged sectors on this one... The new one will be all fat 32 not just the non C:-partitions.

Thnx,

Greetzzz...

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